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Preventive Security Measures – Best Practices

Encourage Employee Situational Awareness Surveillance normally occurs before attacks are carried out. Recognizing the indicators increases the possibility of deterrence and prevention. Most employees know what is normal in the immediate area and they should be encouraged to report anything extraordinary, such as: Person or vehicle seen in the same location on multiple occasions. Person...

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How Mature is your Security Program?

How Mature is Your Security Program? Numbers don’t lie, and quantitative analysis is the key to achieving your company’s security goals. Organizations need to know where their current programs align with best practices, and where there might be gaps, to ensure operational function that consistently achieves exceptional results. A preparedness program that identifies deficiencies and...

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A Contrarian View: Corporate Security, Crisis Management, and Wholesale Malaise

A Contrarian View:  Corporate Security, Crisis Management, and Wholesale Malaise February, 2021   Part I Jon Watson During my time at the FBI Atlanta Field Office, I once received a cable from the State Department informing us that one of our area university professors had been in extended contact with the Russians.  He ran a laboratory...

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Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Offenders and regular users of space alike can observe environmental cues that indicate, “This is a safe place,” or “This place appears to be unsafe.” Sophisticated, expensive security is not the sole solution to ensure the physical safety and security of your work site. Organizations should take advantage of natural opportunities beyond security personnel and...

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